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  1. My brother works at an apple store that fell victim to this kind of thing. They use thier mobile me technology to locate the stolen phones/computers. Within a week or so they arrested the culprits so its matter of time before these losers get caught as well.

  2. Also, doesn't Windows 7 like to leave a block of unallocated space to ensure that bitlocker works?

    Yes, it does if W7's installed to non pre-partitioned space. It's exactly for that reason as far as I can tell. It doesn't leave unallocated space (if it does its for compatibility reasons with older disk tools), it instead creates a small partition that it is used to boot the computer.

  3. No, images need not be contiguous if they are loaded into memory with the "--mem" switch as they are loaded into memory contiguously. Also, small images don't *need* to be loaded into memory. They can perform faster when loaded into memory and since they're not large, most systems can easily handle a small amount of RAM reserved for the image. Large images can be loaded into memory too, it just takes a little bit of time and requires more RAM to be installed.

    No, I didn't say non-contiguous images couldn't be loaded into memory with --mem, I said "small contiguous images like kon-boot" must be, otherwise you'll get errors.

  4. Contiguous means all of the file's pieces are all together and not spread out in different locations. For smaller contiguous images like kon-boot they must be loaded into memory first with --mem before they are emulated. For the explanation of why XP iso won't work look back through this thread as I've explained it at least 2 or 3 times now...

  5. ok got it working with grub4dos v4.4 i think is the version

    but here is my question now

    whats the difference between

    gnu grub



    and whats the point of petousb

    why format to


    why not



    Yeah, having the latest version of grub4dos would help. I too was pulling out my hair until I figured out the 2 year old build I had lying around didn't support it.

    Grub4Dos is better than grub because it supports some emulation and other features grub doesn't.

    I wouldn't recommend using pe2usb. It was mentioned in the episode for those who are less experienced, and it has that size limitation. Really you can just format with fat32 in disk management w/e and it should work just as well.

  6. Pe2USB has a partition size limitation. You'll need to format and install grub4dos yourself.

    ya tried that as well just not working for me :(

    its kinda ok though cause all that shit dose is bypasses the user password shit right?

    well trinity is working fine for me on vista and xp

    i dont really know of too many linux systems that i want to get into except my own but ya

    idk dont look like ill be using kon-boot anytime soon

    Ok, so have you tried booting kon-boot from physical CD yet to verify your ISO download is ok?

  7. I thought I recognized the airport. I don't know about being boring but it sure is hot here come summer. I got US Airways back to PHX recently and ended up having to stop in New Mexico (didn't state that on the tickets). With US Air appearing more and more in the news lately I think I'll book with another airline next time :)

    Well great ep as always and looking forward to season 6.

  8. Indeed, this tricks still useful in situations where being an admin isnt enough to fix the system and since SYSTEM gets access to everything its the perfect way around these problems. I'm glad you brought it up here, while not a security hole anymore it still has its perks.

  9. G-Stress, you're stressing me out...

    Now really, have you not read the posts above?

    You can't install Windows or boot from Windows install media from ISO. Well actually, you can boot from the Vista/W7 discs but only for repairs (installs choke).

    Now if this a non-ISO install (you've got the files expanded to partition) you need to:

    Go into your BIOS and set the disk operating mode to SATA/IDE instead of RAID/AHCI

  10. Why they develop for OS X over *nix? Well lets see here, people like new macbooks and ipods and hmmm... oh wait! Unless you're a tech savy person you want everything working out of the box just like you would if you're buying a new PC, without a *nix OS.

  11. Sounds like you are using an older version of grub4dos. Mapping (especially for ISOs) is still somewhat new. You'll nned to get the latest version to assure as little of problems as possible. Other than that, make sure your BIOS is up to date.

  12. 4. Oh btw. Is there a way to put Win7 setup files on the key, and make "install windows 7" one of the choices?

    Tried just starting the iso, that didnt work.


    Hey I was wondering, since I do a lot of repair work (turns into reformatting because people can't wait) is there anyway to put a XP ISO on here and point to it as a way of booting? I have been looking in to this a little on my own and it is all way over my head so any and all simple explanations would be great! Thanks in advance and great Episode guys, one of my favorites by far.

    No, read this:

    You can use ISO mapping in grub4dos for some distros but not for everything. It works fine for tools like Acronis, kon-boot, dban, recovery part only from Win7/Vista DVDs, etc but for the rest it doesnt work cause protected mode kicks in on their kernels making any virtual boot objects made with grub4dos map inaccessible.

    Since i've already done some playing around long before this ep, let me go ahead and mention straight up what doesnt work from ISO mapping (or at least what I've tried and doesnt work so far):

    Installing Windows (any version) by booting from ISO made from Windows install media, Helix, BackTrack, probably not Ubuntu since Helix is made from it, UBCD4Win

    In short any real mode OSes/Utilities well work with map, everything else you need to extract to a physical partition.

    Now in regard to finding files that are actually there but cant be found...

    I myself (though I've got a multibooting USB) would also like a multi-boot DVD/CD. The problem is, say you got a file called vmlinuz in /boot folder. If you use:

    find /BOOT/VMLINUZ it finds it even if its lowercase. Even if you specify upper in your menu.lst you'll probably have a hard time booting it. Its very wierd behavior that'll need to be worked out in future versions of grub4dos.

    Solution: multi-partition the drive and dump the Windows discs to each individual partition. Chainload setupldr.bin from the appropriate partition for XP or earlier, or bootmgr for Windows Vista/W7.

  13. how did you get arconis running have tried it and it will not boot mostly just reboot

    or halted



    Use the Acronis rescue media builder to make an ISO. Use grub ISO emulation like this:

    title Acronis

    map --mem /Acronis.iso (hd32)

    map --hook

    chainloader (hd32)

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